Marriott International has announced its first-ever longer stays category marketing campaign, Room for Possibility. The integrated effort features Residence Inn by Marriott, Element Hotels and TownePlace Suites by Marriott to reinforce each brand’s offerings.
Hotel Banke has joined Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels. The property becomes the first in Paris and the fourth in France to join the portfolio of one-of-a-kind properties around the world.
Marriott International has reported first quarter net income of $375 million, an 11 per cent decrease from the result seen last year. However, adjusted EBITDA totalled $821 million in the quarter, a seven per cent increase over the first quarter of 2018.
Marriott International has announced that president and chief executive, Arne Sorenson, has been diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, who took up the role in 2012 and is just the third leader in the history of the company, will remain in his role while undergoing treatment.
Marriott International has revealed Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home rental initiative offering 2,000 premium and luxury homes. Properties are located in over 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, has opened in Limassol, Cyprus. Owned and operated by Parklane Hotels, the property marks Marriott International’s entry into Cyprus and is the first international luxury branded resort in the country.
Located in the vibrant district of Wan Chai, the luxury hotel will feature interiors by internationally renowned interior designer, André Fu, as well as two specialty restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs.
With Marriott maintaining its position as the largest hospitality provider in the Middle East, Breaking Travel News here chats with Jerome Briet, chief development officer in the region for the company, during the Arabian Hospitality Investment Forum. He tells us which markets Marriott expects to grow, the company’s focus on the luxury sector and how the new Bonvoy loyalty scheme has been received by guests.
Ahead of the Arabian Hotel Investment Forum, Marriott International has said it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.
Kanit Sangmookda will be responsible for all areas in the hotel including product development, financial performance, brand compliance and guest satisfaction.
Owned by Dubai master developer Nakheel, the hotel will be part of the Palm Tower, a 52-story mixed-use luxury development and the centrepiece of Dubai’s world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah.